Auchendryne Cottage

Self Catering

Linn O' Dee Road, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5WT

    Auchendryne Cottage is a delightful two-bedroomed cottage in the peaceful, historic village of Braemar, which offers extremely comfortable, cosy, well-appointed accommodation for up to four people.

    Auchendryne Cottage is a traditional cottage, situated in the historic and famously picturesque village of Braemar, in the Cairngorms National Park, on Royal Deeside, which has been sympathetically upgraded (with the addition of central heating, double glazing and insulation) to offer guests a warm and comfortable stay.  On the ground floor there is a fully-fitted dining kitchen, living room with multi-fuel stove, shower room with electric shower and a sunny porch which looks over the garden towards the village.  There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, upstairs, and a bathroom with electric shower over the bath.

    The kitchen is well-equipped with kettle, toaster, coffee maker and cafetiere, electric oven, grill and hob with extractor, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, microwave and cd radio.  Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a selection of essential cooking ingredients are provided along with dishtowels, dishcloths, dishwasher tablets etc.  A landline telephone is available and free wifi.  The living room is furnished with a comfy three piece suite, sideboard with a selection of books, games, puzzles and dvds, freeview television with dvd player and ipod dock.  Coal and kindling are provided for the multi-fuel stove.  Bedlinen is included for all beds along with bath mats and a bath and hand towel for each guest.  A hairdryer, ironing board and iron are available. 

    The village of Braemar offers guests endless outdoor pursuit opportunities.  Glenshee Centre is around 9 miles from Braemar on the A93 and offers 40km of pisted slopes over 3 valleys.  With 22 lifts and 36 runs it is the UK's largest ski lift system.  Tuition and ski hire are available.  The chairlift is open in the summer giving access to the Cairnwell ridge for walking, mountain biking or for those who simply wish to enjoy the spectacular views.  Braemar boasts the highest 18-hole golf course in the UK and visiting players are always welcome.  The local area offers walkers and climbers an impressive selection of 24 Munros and for the less energetic, numerous estate paths and tracks can be explored nearby.  For those who enjoy wildlife watching, red squirrels, woodpeckers, pheasants, and bullfinches can often be seen in the garden along with a wonderful variety of small birds.  The local woods and hills are home to red grouse, red and roe deer, mountain hares, ring ouzels, ptarmigan, buzzards and eagles and the nearby rivers Dee and Clunie are home to a selection of ducks and waders.  Shooting, stalking and fishing are also available locally.

    One annual event worth mentioning is the Braemar Gathering which is held on the first Saturday in September.  This is the largest traditional Highland Games in Scotland and is attended by members of the Royal Family who holiday at Balmoral.

    Braemar has an excellent selection of shops including a grocery shop, pharmacy, butcher (who sells freshly baked bread), sports shop, gift shops and sweetie shop.  There is a bank with restricted opening hours at the junction as you enter the village and a cash point at the Mews. The tourist information centre can be found in the Mews, opposite the Fife Arms Hotel.  There are also several restaurants and cafes and we would particularly recommend Taste, just round the corner from the cottage, which serves tasty but simple lunches and home bakes. 

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    3 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Auchendryne Cottage
    £490.00 per unit per week

    Please contact Linda to discuss availability and prices.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome


    • Internet Access wifi is provided free of charge
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Mountains area
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement


    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Fuel Charge the first £15 of electricity is included in the weekly price
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen fully fitted, well equipped dining kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove coal and kindling provided
    • Outdoor Drying Facility traditional clothes line in garden
    • Shower electric shower downstairs and electric shower above bath in upstairs bathroom
    • Telephone mobile reception is generally very good in Braemar but we provide a landline and ask guests to make a contribution towards their telephone calls
    • Towel Charge bed linen and towels available at an extra cost of £4.00 per person
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden enclosed private garden
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Internet Banking Transfer


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking private garage available for one car and parking for one other car

    Road Directions

    The village of Braemar is approximately 50 miles from Perth, 60 miles from Aberdeen and around 90 miles from Inverness.  By road, from Perth, follow the A93 through Blairgowrie and from Aberdeen follow the A93 through Aboyne and Ballater.  There are several routes from Inverness but one option might be along the A9 to Aviemore, the A95 to Grantown-on-Spey, the A939 to Ballater and the A93 to Braemar.  Regardless of your route you are guaranteed spectacular scenery!  On reaching the village of Braemar from the south turn left onto Invercauld Road, across the bridge.  Continue along Marr Road past the Fife Arms Hotel, the grocery store, restaurant, police station and gallery on the right.  Keeping to the main road, as you go around the next slight left hand bend Auchendryne Cottage sits in a v-shaped site between Linn O'Dee Road on the right and Linn O' Dee Place on the left.  The house faces back towards the village and has two apple trees in the garden.

    Public Transport Directions

    Public transport is available from the bus station on Guild Street in Aberdeen to Braemar on the number 201 bus.  For more information please contact  Unfortunately there is no direct route to Braemar from Perth by public transport.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Journey Planner


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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